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Mainstreaming: Classroom Options

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Mainstreaming: Classroom Options


            Mainstreaming is the idea that deaf/HH students attend school in a public school setting with hearing individuals, but not in a general classroom.  Therefore, if a child is enrolled in a mainstreaming program they may attend classes in resource rooms, itinerant programs, and team teaching classrooms.

            A resource room may be used when a student receives instruction from a deaf teacher in a room with deaf students.  A student might be placed in a resource room for a few subjects out the day.  An itinerant program is when deaf/HH students are integrated into a general education classroom, but itinerant teachers travel to serve mainstream students who may not have resource rooms throughout their mainstream program.  Lastly, a team teaching classroom has a general and deaf education teacher, plus hearing and deaf students.  



Andrews, J., Leigh, I., and Weiner, M. (2004), Deaf People: Evoloving Perspectives from Psychology, 

     Education, and Sociology. Boston: Pearson Education.


Stinson, M.S., and Kluwin, T.N. (2003). Educational consequences of alternative school placements.

     In M. Marcschark and P.S. Spencer (Eds.), Deaf Studies, Language, and Education (pp.52-64).

     New York: Oxford University Press. 


Published by Jillian Ravnell on July 3, 2009



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